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ABL Weekly – May 19, 2017

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Senate Committee Approves S4343

The Senate Commerce Committee approved S4343, our bill to permit bars and restaurants to purchase wine and spirits from liquor stores, at its meeting on May 9th. The bill was reported to the Senate floor which means it can be voted on at any time. The Senate leadership will decide if, and when, the bill…
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Last Chance for Golf Outing Registration

We’ve scheduled our Annual Golf Outing for Monday, June 5th at Cronin’s Golf Course in Warrensburg, New York. This year’s outing is sure to be the best in many years. Registration is only $110 per person and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, dinner, beverages on the course and prizes. We’ve had lots of fun…
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How an Open Door for Songwriters Opens the Doors of Businesses

How an Open Door for Songwriters Opens the Doors of Businesses 
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Senate Committee Approves S4343

The Senate Commerce Committee approved S4343 at its meeting yesterday. The bill was reported to the full Senate.   Here’s how the Senators voted:  AYES Boyle; Felder, Funke, Gallivan, Griffo, Hamilton, Kennedy, Robach, AYE W/O RECOMMENDATION (vote to move out of committee but not necessarily in favor of bill) Bailey, Persaud, Sanders NAYS – 0 Your…
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Senate Committee Vote Scheduled on Liquor Pricing Bill on Tuesday May 9th

S4343, our bill to permit bars and restaurants to purchase wine and liquor from liquor stores, is scheduled for a vote in the Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday, May 9th. This is the first step towards changing the system for buying wine and spirits. But if it does not pass the committee then we’re stopped…
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Major Statewide Underage Drinking Crackdown Underway

The State Liquor Authority and the Department of Motor Vehicles are leading a statewide effort to combat underage drinking. Investigators are visiting more than 500 locations throughout New York State. SLA investigators working with underage buyers are conducting sting operations in bars, restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores and liquor stores. In addition to assisting in…
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Retail-to-Retail Campaign Update

Now that the state budget is enacted the legislature will turn its attention to other issues and we’re ramping up our campaign to allow you to purchase wine and spirits from liquor stores. Last month we asked you to sign up to participate in our grassroots lobbying activity and the first action we asked you…
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Enacted State Budget Brings Hope for Lower Workers’ Comp Costs

The State Legislature and Governor Cuomo reached agreement on a final state budget earlier this month and unlike last year there’s no bad news for business owners and hope that workers’ compensation insurance reform included in the budget will lead to lower costs for employers. A coalition of business groups, including our Association, made workers’…
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Straw Upon Request

The Trash Free Waters initiative, a partnership of government, environmental, civic and business organizations has started a campaign to reduce the use of single-use plastic straws in restaurants, bars and hotels to reduce the amount of plastic pollution in the waterways. They want businesses to adopt a voluntary policy to only provide straws to patrons…
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From Austin to Maui and New York to Nashville, Songwriters Set the Stage for Businesses to Prosper

https://www.fb101.com/2017/03/songwriters-set-stage-businesses-prosper/
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